Friday, August 31, 2012

{this moment}

Inspiration taken from SouleMama {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fundraising with Mabel

Did you know that Mabel's Labels offers an amazing fundraising opportunity for your school, club, organization or business?  Mabel's Labels Paperless Fundraiser Program is an amazing way for you to promote these great products that parents and kids will love; and make money doing so!

Visit the Mabel's Labels Paperless Fundraiser Program information page to learn more.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Amazing Deal from Mabel's Labels

You all know how much I LOVE Mabel's Labels for my kids' stuff.  It's almost time for back to school and both parents and children are counting down the days! Help the little scholars in your life stay organized this school year with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more. Best of all, spend $100 and receive a free package of Write Away labels now through 8/31.  

There are only a few more days to take advantage of this amazing offer, so don't miss out!

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Musings

Do you ever have those days when you never should have gotten out of bed?

That's exactly how I'm feeling today.  It started when Pickle was up three times through the night for no apparent reason.  She wasn't sick, she didn't need the washroom, she was just up and crabby.  Not exactly ideal when I had a migraine from hell yesterday and all I wanted was a good night's sleep to get rid of it.
Of course, I finally get Pickle to sleep about 4am, only to have Boo wake up at 7 and make a hideous amount of noise, waking up EVERYONE else in the house, including the now overly tired, Pickle.

Cue violins now.

To top it all off, it's one of those grey and dreary days when you need to have the lights on as it's so dark outside.  It just adds to the melancholy and the hell that is my Monday morning.  Because it's raining, the kids can't go outside as they usually would, so now they're bickering incessantly at one another.

I don't think there is any amount of caffeine that will make today better.  I can only hope that if I put on a movie and make some popcorn, I might manage to have a somewhat quiet day of doing laundry.

But enough of my pity post.

You might have noticed that it was quiet on the blog the past week.  That's because I've been in the process of "testing" for a potential job.  I don't want to say too much yet; but, so far it has been going well and I'm anxiously waiting to hear what the next steps will be.  Keep watching to learn more when I can finally share with you this intense and exciting experience.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Perfect Day

Do you ever have that moment when you wake up and you just know that today is going to be a good day?
That was me this morning.  I knew the evening was cool last night so I had opened my bedroom window, a rarity this summer given the endless heat waves.  So when the morning broke, bright and cool and crisp, I knew today was going to be a good day.

Those of you that frequent my blog often, will know how much I love the Fall.  While my favourite season is still a while away, today gives me a sampling of what is to come and I just feel...happy!  My entire mood and demeanour is upbeat and I feel like nothing could get me down today.  Not even the kids' fighting!

Do you ever have those days?  Those moments you wake up and just know instinctively that it's going to be good?

Life is good!

I couldn't ask for a better way to start the day!

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Musings

It's only 9:56am, really?  Ugh.  
For some unknown reason, Pickle decided she didn't want to sleep last night.  We did our usual bedtime routine and she was asleep by about 8:00pm.  I went to check on her at 11 when I went to bed and she was out cold.  She didn't even flinch when I tucked her blankets back around her.
Just as I was drifting off to sleep, she woke up moaning and crying at her door.  We snuggled in her room for a bit and I tried putting her back to bed which she wanted no part of.  Against my better judgement, I brought her into bed with me where she tossed and turned for about an hour before deciding she wanted to go back to her bed.  I tucked her back in and again was just drifting off when she was up again.  It's now about 2:00am and I'm tired.  So we start the process again only to repeat it.  At 4:00am, she finally fell asleep in my bed; but only until 6:00am when she decided to get up for the day and wake everyone else in the process.  
Needless to say, I'm tired!  When you have a newborn, your body is preprogrammed to wake every 2-3 hours for feedings; but, once that kid starts sleeping through the night, your body doesn't like being sleep deprived.  
All I can say is that it's a good thing I did my Monday cleaning on Sunday otherwise it wouldn't be getting done today.  The only thing on my plate for today is laundry.  

Okay, rant aside, it's been a crazy few days.  The twins are bored and I'm ready for school to begin.  I know Pickle will miss the kids; but, I need some sort of sanity back.  The constant bickering between them is enough to drive even the sanest person, batty.  It's not bad enough that the twins bicker constantly, which I expected, but Pickle now gets in on the action.  Boo, has taken to name calling "meanie" "you're the meanest person in the world", etc...  And sadly, Pickle now follows suit.  If the twins don't let her play you can hear her crying "meaner" amongst her squeals of outrage.  Sigh...
I love my three kids, but I gotta say this summer vacation stuff is for the birds.

Of course, I say this all now and in five years or so, I'll be wishing for the days when the kids actually talked to us.  I know that the teenage years are approaching, faster than I'd like.  I'm not ready for those, especially given the attitudes I see from the twins already.  If the attitude Pretty gives me now is only a sample of what's to come at 16, I'm in TROUBLE!!!

Again, Sigh...

How is your summer shaping up?  Is it everything you expected?